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Your club activities might be changing – new proposals by British Canoeing have been announced

Your club activities might be changing – new proposals by British Canoeing have been announced – Your comments online may be used in plans going forward. Of particular concern to us will be Proposal 9Coaching, Leadership and Instructing Qualifications

Please click here for the anonymous online survey with British Canoeing……

9: Coaching, Leadership and Instructing Qualifications

Whilst the majority of coaches are qualified, our regulations allow for some individuals to lead and coach paddling activities on the basis of an assessment of their competence made by club committee members.  It is proposed to change this so that all coaches, leaders and instructors will be required to hold a certified British Canoeing qualification and be currently qualified with all necessary updates undertaken.

This means that 95% of all coaching and leading in the club could stop. This together with the plan to remove peer paddling from being covered by any third party insurance or as a club activity would mean that the club could no longer operate or at least would be radically different from now.

This would mean for LCC:

Dock paddling would stop except for led groups of 4 (BC Qualified sheltered water leader with all updates)

Most river trips would stop

Most sea trips would stop

Club weekends and residentials would not happen unless qualified leaders and coaches were available for all groups of 4.

All other club activities would need to be reviewed including pool sessions and surfing etc.

I would welcome all members to review the proposals and to respond with their views, especially to proposal 9, as this will have severe repercussions on all our paddling with the club if the proposal is approved and implemented in October 2020.

Please click here for the anonymous online survey with British Canoeing……

NWC Youth League Canoe Polo

NWC Youth League Canoe Polo

Our two teams again played in the second tournament and it is clear many of the paddlers are developing confidence and skills. To find out more see the YouTube video of the match between our two teams (Embedded below or click here….)

Photos of the tournament….

Junior paddlers from age 9 to 15 are welcome to join us in the league. If you want to come along to the last two tournaments, please register your interest here. All the boats and equipment needed is provided. You do not need to wear a spray deck unless you want to.

Click here for more information……

YouTube Video of the game between our two LCC teams

Liverpool International Canoe Polo Tournament

Liverpool International Canoe Polo Tournament

 Click here to pay for your part of the entry for a team. We need 6 per team before the club will enter a team.

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May ’20   Princes Parade, Liverpool, L3 1DL

Liverpool International Canoe Polo Tournament

The Princes Dock venue lies within the shadows of the world-famous Liver Birds as such is an excellent opportunity to showcase our sport. With other events and activities within the River Festival all within sight we expect to generate a lot of interest.

Please note under our event licence we have been allocated a number of car parking spaces at 2 cars per team.

More information…….

Instructions

You will be allocated to one of our teams. We need 6 people per team before we will enter – If there are not enough players we will refund the money to you. We usually have 3 teams. Contact the Polo representative if you have any questions…(polo@liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk)

LCC entry for International Polo tournaments this summer on our bookwhen pages is now open.  

If you want to be included in any of the teams this year please sign up and pay now.

You will be allocated to one of our teams. We need 6 people per team before we will enter – If there are not enough players we will refund the money to you. We usually have 3 teams. Contact the Polo representative if you have any questions…(polo@liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk)

Liverpool International  9 -10th  May 2020  https://bookwhen.com/lcc/e/ev-sd73-20200509000000

Canoe Polo National Championships 13-14th June 2020 https://bookwhen.com/lcc/e/ev-soch-20200613000000

Hull International 4 – 5th July 2020  https://bookwhen.com/lcc/e/ev-s2b5-20200704000000

Recommendation of EPIRB or PLB for sea kayaking by Rebecca Lawson

Quite a few people said they were also interested in buying a PLB and asked me to pass on what I found out so I thought I should post back to the LCC email list.

Here’s a summary – thanks to the replies I got from Bob Hamilton, Kris D’Aout, Pete Burgess, Mike Alter and Simon Webster.

I want a PLB – these are small enough to fit in a BA pocket (EPIRBs are much bigger and are designed to be attached to a boat and they are registered to the boat whereas PLBs are registered to the individual). Most PLBs need manual activation.

PLBs are registered to Falmouth coastguard and you can specify which sports you are doing eg walking plus kayaking.

Nobody had used them in anger so there was no feedback on that but you should test the batteries every 3 years or so.

People used two different PLB manufacturers:


McMurdo – FastFind 220

McMurdo – FastFind / Find Me / FastFind 220 – (Kris, Pete, Bob) fits in BA/PFD and can be used inland as well as at sea. Waterproof so doesn’t need to be in a case. The 220 floats when it is in its neoprene cover and needs to be sent away to replace the battery but battery lasts at least 3 years.


Ocean Signal – rescueME

Ocean Signal – rescueME – (Simon, Mike) easily fits in your PFD, has a  funky neoprene case that makes it float, but still allows easy activation. Good battery life. Requires manual activation including pulling out aerial. Getting the aerial out with cold hands might be a bit fiddly. £194 via Amazon. 

My first tournament with Liverpool Canoe Club by Jake O`Connell

My first tournament with Liverpool Canoe Club by Jake O`Connell

So, after only 2 training sessions I was allowed to play for the LCC team in the league.

Everybody has been nothing but welcoming and the coaching has been amazing… Play and pick up as you go along!

Everybody is more than happy to help you out and share tips and info on the game!

I competed in my first competitive league game and within 15 second had already scored my first goal!!

Tips picked up from the coaches and teammates helped massively and as the games progressed, we dominated the game and scoring 4 goals total in the games.

So happy to be a part of LCC.

Jake!

More Photos…….

Results of the Liverpool Canoe Club Youth Polo 18th January 2020

Results of the Liverpool Canoe Club Youth Polo 18th January 2020

See our junior teams in action at Speke Pool last weekend https://youtu.be/OQVcE96JKDM

We are always keen to have young paddlers trying canoe polo. Ask at Junior club on a Tuesday or put your name down for the next tournament on 8th February. More details here……..

You will play in a team with other Under 16s. All equipment is provided.

More Photos…….

Sea Trip Sunday (Improvers Sea Kayak Trip) by Emily Stephenson

Sea Trip Sunday (Improvers Sea Kayak Trip) by Emily Stephenson

Sea kayakers were out in force, with a group of over twenty splitting into three groups, in a long-anticipated Anglesey good weather sea trip.

Group C consisted of the experienced leading the nervous. After too much practice being rescued while in the sea, opposed to time on it, a little confidence building was needed. I crack jokes when I am nervous. I was in good company with Nadezda’s singing and Kayleigh’s nail biting. After a safety briefing and a few more last-minute wisecracks, we were ready to go.

We set off from Bull Bay, Porth Llechog, left around the North coast of Anglesey. We initially familiarised ourselves with the light swell and Westerly wind, practicing manoeuvres. From there we stayed close to the cliff edges, with beautiful views and exotic sea birds, like seagulls. We were not as lucky as the other group to see saw seals and a dolphin but were happy to see diving Cormorants and stunning geology. We set to rock hopping with the swell of the tide, building confidence finding paths through the rocks. We pulled into an eddy with a narrow path, watching group B form a traffic jam. Our group happily piled in, while I supervised from the rear.

Around the next corner was a large cave only accessible by the sea. One of many spectacular views on the trip. We happily bumper carted around the cave before continuing our journey along Trwynbychan.

Lunch was at Porth Wen, commonly known as ‘The Brickworks’. Group B joined us for lunch and Julie set to dishing out sausage rolls, to remind us all it was Sunday after all.

We climbed back into our boats and went around Porth Wen before heading back around the coast in an Easterly direction. We had the swells and the wind coming up behind us. This was followed by familiar whooping, as we hit a boiling eddy line. We revisited the cave as a highlight of an already magnificent coastline, before returning to Bull Bay, both dry and full of accomplishment.

A special thank you to Ian, John and Neil for looking after our group and making us feel so at ease.

Emily (Stephenson)

More Photos…….

Congratulations to Sharon for her winning photo of the month – January

Photo of the Month

Please send any photos to website@liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk

January 2020

# 1

Thursday Dock Paddle – Sharon Walters

17 votes (22%)

# 2

Christrmas Paddle Conway Estuary – KS

15 votes (19%)

# 3

Martin Aldridge poling in the Okavango Delta – Nikki

13 votes (17%)

# 4

Steve Alcock on the Tees Barrage

12 votes (15%)

# 5

Festive Docks Paddle – Steve Alcock

11 votes (14%)

# 6

Trevor Roger Peter and Marty preparing for the Swellies on the Menai Straits – Paul Goetzee

10 votes (13%)